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News Release

SIU Investigates Shooting in Belleville

Case Number: 05-OFI-088

TORONTO (13 June, 2005) --- Four investigators and three forensic identification technicians from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the circumstances surrounding a shooting involving the Belleville Police Service (BPS).

The shooting occurred after police were called to a home on Ashley Street in regards to a man acting in a strange manner. BPS officers arrived and became involved in a confrontation with James Wood, 44 years of age, in the area of Mudcat Lane and Ashley Street. Mr. Wood sustained a gunshot injury to the abdomen area and is being treated in hospital. He is in serious condition.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 or 1-800-787-8529.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

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SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342